Shay Knuth

Shay was Playmate of the Month for September 1969. Her pictorial was titled South of the Border.

Shay was born May 29, 1945, in Milwaukee, WI. At the time of her Playmate of the Month pictorial, she was studying sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and working as a Bunny at the Playboy Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. She was the first Bunny at the club to staff the VIP Room. After her pictorial, she transferred to the London Playboy Club, and also worked as a Bunny at the San Francisco Playboy Club..

Shay appeared on two Playboy covers as well as the Playmates Forever! – Part Two pictorial in April 1984. She was working as the “Official Party Coordinator” for Studio 54 at the time. She is quoted in “The Playmate Book: Five Decades of Centerfolds,” as saying, “In 1987, I left New York and went to Spain, where I sold real estate at Puerto Banus on the Costa del Sol.” She moved back to Wisconsin, prior to her father’s death. She has also lived in Italy, Mexico and Chicago. She reportedly later moved back to Spain. According to an item in Playmate News, September 2009, Shay was at the time living in Chicago and appearing at glamour conventions.

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